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Crime 'Credible' threat issued against NYPD cops after last week's 'assassination attempt'

12:10  14 february  2020
12:10  14 february  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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The memo warning of a ' credible threat ' against NYPD officers came just days after Robert Williams (above) Memo warns of 'individual that may attempt to shoot' an NYPD officer. Supposed ' threat ' aimed at New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (pictured in Washington last month) told reporters he was

NYPD warns officers of ' credible threat ' that they will be targeted by a gunman - just four days after double assassination attempt in Bronx. He was killed in the gunfight and the two detectives were injured. Their conditions are not known; police say the man was wanted for an attempted murder in

The New York City Police Department is warning officers to be "vigilant and alert" following a "credible" threat that someone is out to shoot police officers.

a group of police officers riding on the back of a truck: New York City police officers work the scene of a police-involved shooting outside the 41st precinct Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in New York.© John Minchillo/AP New York City police officers work the scene of a police-involved shooting outside the 41st precinct Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in New York.

A message sent to all NYPD desk officers Thursday asked them to notify all employees that the "investigative units have received a credible threat of an individual that may attempt to shoot a NYPD MOS (Member of Service)."

Specifically, the note said the 41st Precinct is being targeted and that all officers should be extra cautious until further notice.

NYPD: Officer shot, wounded in 'assassination attempt'

  NYPD: Officer shot, wounded in 'assassination attempt' NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers narrowly escaped with their lives when a gunman fired into their patrol van Saturday night, wounding one of them in an attack officials called an attempted assassination. © Provided by Associated Press This photo provided by the New York Police Department shows a police van with a bullet hole above the door handle after a shooting in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. A New York City police officer was wounded by gunfire in the Bronx on Saturday night in what Commissioner Dermot Shea called "an assassination attempt.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea called two incidents of shootings at police officers " assassination attempts " by the same ex-con suspect who was on parole.

NEW YORK CITY – A man suspected in two separate attacks that left New York City police officers wounded was taken into custody Sunday after opening "We are confident that he is the same person who attempted to assassinate our police officers last night," New York City Police Commissioner

The shooting threat was received from a credible source and information about it was distributed out of an abundance of caution, sources tell ABC News.

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The NYPD note comes on the heels of a violent weekend that saw multiple officers targeted in what the department called a "premeditated assassination attempt," allegedly by the same person.

Police said 45-year-old Robert Williams walked up to a marked police van, asked for directions, and then opened fire on the evening of Feb. 8. Officer Paul Stroffolino, who was struck by a bullet in the neck and chin during the incident, was taken to a local hospital by his partner after putting the car into drive once he saw the suspect's gun.

Police: 2nd officer shot in Bronx hours after ambush

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Around 8 a.m. the following morning, Williams allegedly walked into the 41st Precinct, not too far the previous night's police shooting, and opened fire at officers and a civilian employee, hitting Lt. Jose Gautreaux in the arm, according to the police.

a group of people walking down the street: New York City police officers work the scene of a police involved shooting outside the 41st precinct Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in New York.© John Minchillo/AP New York City police officers work the scene of a police involved shooting outside the 41st precinct Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in New York.

Officers arrested Williams after he ran out of bullets, police said. He now faces 14 attempted murder charges.

"It's only by the grace of God and the heroic actions of those inside the building that took [the suspect] into custody that we are not talking about police officers murdered inside a New York City Police precinct," NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said during a press conference.

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Both Gautreaux and Stroffolino have been released from the hospital.

'Assassination attempt': 2 NYPD officers shot in separate ambushes; one suspect in custody

  'Assassination attempt': 2 NYPD officers shot in separate ambushes; one suspect in custody "I want New Yorkers to be clear, this was an attempt to assassinate police officers," Mayor Bill de Blasio said after the first of two shootings.Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, speaking after the first shooting, said two officers were in a marked van with its lights flashing at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when they were shot at.

NYPD warns officers of ' credible threat ' that they will be targeted by a gunman - just four days after double assassination King last week said on social media that CBS edited a teaser clip of the chat to highlight the most 'We find the threats against her or any journalist doing their job reprehensible.'

NYPD Commissioner says, “this was an assassination attempt on two New York City police officers.” Williams, who was cuffed amid the cop -shop chaos, has a lengthy and troubling rap sheet, according to NYPD insiders. His record includes busts for homicide and gun possession — and one

"It was a quiet Sunday morning when bullets started flying inside the 41st Precinct. Our officers handled it with heroism and extraordinary skill, showing the true caliber of the men and women who serve in the NYPD," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. "Thank God our officers are alive … This was a premeditated assassination attempt against New York's Finest. It was also an attack on ALL New Yorkers and everything we believe in."

Following last weekend's shootings, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, without providing evidence, blamed de Blasio for the attacks and what they said was an increase in negative public sentiment toward law enforcement officers.

"Mayor DeBlasio [sic], the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you," the SBA tweeted. "We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you. NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you. This isn't over, Game on!"

Freddi Goldstein, a spokeswoman for de Blasio, called the statement from the SBA "absolutely reprehensible."

ABC News' Ivan Pereira and Mark Crudele contributed to this report.

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